Southampton 0, Leicester 9, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report

Brendan Rodgers picked an unchanged team from the Burnley win at home, and went again for an offensive approach, and what a reward he would be given. Ben Chilwell started the show with a splended raid up the left hand side, finishing it all with a nice shot and in it went behind Angus Gunn in the Southampton goal.

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Not enough with the goal, because an incident just before the goal was scored made VAR go straight in and the decision was 100% correct with Ryan Bertrands brutal tackle on Ayoze Perez. With a certain Brian Dean in the VAR buss, you will get those decision clearly through, and no one probably will go against him.

Luckily for Leicester City they were 1-0 up and Southampton down to ten men. The offensive and attacking line-up were made for this and after 17 minutes Youri Tielemans scored the 2nd, Ayoze Perez followed up with the third and fourth, with Jamie Vardy settling the 5th before the first half whistle had blown.

What a first half performance, and some fantastic goals, rolling on as Southampton just looked totally out of it and with no idea how to defend or go about this. But again, how could a team like Southampton be so brutally punished, strangely they never looked like a team able to defend, can Leicester City be so good that they will tear every team apart with their at time fantastic play.

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2nd half started and Leicester City had no intention to stop their goalscoring and Ayoze Perez who had allready scored two, wanted a third being fantastically played through by Harvey Barnes, and Perez finished it off elegantly with a nice touch, the first of the 2nd half was in, the 6th of the game.

Jamie Vardy had one, wanted another one and well assisted by Ben Chilwell he headed in his 2nd for the night, a real cracking goal by the player who looks good at the moment. Jamie Maddision came on the scoresheet in the 85th minute scoring wonderfully from a free kick just outside the penalty box.

But at the final end of the game in the last minute of stoppage time, Jamie Vardy went down and secured a penalty for Leicester City. He never miss and his 3rd and the 9th of the game was a fact.

What a performance, what a win, just phenomenal and the way the team play football is just fantastic to watch, even against a 10 men Southampton you need a lot of quality to be able to score 9 goals.

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What a special evening, what a day at work, and how proud Brendan Rodgers must be, not only going 2nd in the Premier League, but by the goalscorers, they way young players just adapt and settles in so fantastically.

We did see some people leaving the ground, but most of the Saints fans stayed firm and cheered on, which is phenomenal on a day like this. Well done to a group of people not really being helped much by a team that looked totally lost, hopefully Leicester City were so good that they couldn’t cope and not that Saints is in free fall and not able to battle on.

A number of records were set to night, Leicester City’s biggest win away ever, their biggest win the Premier League, the biggest away win in Premier League history, and there could be more, just fantastic.

To sum it up, here are our short notes

  • Positives:
    • Everything really, what a performance, what a great win
    • Scoring 9 goals
    • Ayoze Perez starting his goalscoring by hitting 3
    • Kasper now equaling his father in winning a game in the PL 9-0
    • Jamie Vardy now on 9 goals after 10 games, what a man
    • Harvey Barnes with some splended details, what a player
    • Ben Chilwell probably also playing one of his best games in a Leicester shirt
    • Going on in the 2nd half, just hammering in more goals
  • Negatives:
    • Could probably have made three substitutions in this game
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 8. Pereira 7, Chilwell 9, Evans 7, Soyuncu 7, Nididi 7,  Perez 9, Tielemans 8, Barnes 8, Vardy 9, Maddison 8, Subs: Albrighton, Gray

Match Stats:

  • Possession: 33 / 67
  • Corners: 2 / 9
  • Shots on target: 3 / 6
  • Fouls: 2 / 10
  • Offsides: 1 / 1

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